From: Southern Oregon
I agree with Vic - this isn't copyright infringement. It's just the way the internet works...
It's like if I visit your web site, you will find a "COPY" of every image I saw there in the cache on my computer. They will stay there indefinitely, depending on whether I go online again (or not). If more images go into the cache others will eventually expire... but if I don't, they'll stay there. Did I COPY them? No. It's just how it works.
I think you have to loosen up a little if you're going to put your art online. There's a difference between paranoia and playing it safe. Just my two cents. And yes, I have had images stolen online, so I am not "complacent". But I think you have to consider motive, etc. Is Google keeping your images in their database for the purpose of reproducing and selling? I doubt it. I seriously doubt they even know who you are.
What exactly is the problem you are experiencing? I mean... what are those "unnecessary technical problems" you are referring to? Maybe there is something I don't know about.
I didn't come here and I ain't leavin'. --Willie Nelson